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Newsletter: April 2021

How To: Empower AAPIS

This month's "How To" provides several ways our community can get involved and empower Asian American and Pacific Islanders. In this video, you will find a base level introduction into finding out different ways on supporting the AAPI community and address the violence against Asian Americans.

This video is by no means an exhaustive and complete list of everything you can do to support the Asian American community.

Other ways you can help:

  • Report incidents of hate to Asian Americans Advancing Justice's Stand Against Hated reporting system here.

  • OCA's National Hate Incident Reporting Form can be found here.

  • For a list of legal resources, national Asian Pacific American advocacy groups, hate crime statistics, and more, visit the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association's website for their list of Hate Crime Resources

  • For an extensive list of various historical materials, Asian American press guidelines, bystander trainings, brief overview of anti-Asian policies and much more, download this Asian American Day of Action toolkit and see how you can help the Asian American community and spread the word.

Watch the video here.


APAICS Eastern Regional

Leadership Academy Rescheduled

To our APAICS supporters, we will be rescheduling our 2021 Eastern Regional Leadership Academy to June 11-12, 2021. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your continued support. It is our hope you all will be able to join us later this summer!

As a reminder, our Eastern Regional Leadership Academy invites Asian American and Pacific Islanders interested in running for public office in the eastern seaboard region of the United States to join us for a 2-day training. The training will cover campaign planning, fundraising, and online communications. Whether you're considering elected office in the future or filing for candidacy now, sign up to meet campaign experts and other AAPIs running for public office. Now more than ever, we need Asian American and Pacific Islanders to represent our communities in our government.

To register, click here!

Interested in supporting the AAPI pipeline and those eager to run for office? Donate $25 to our Regional Leadership Academy Scholarship Fund and sponsor a participant to attend one of our trainings today!

Pledge your support here.


APAICS 27th Annual Awards Gala Honorary Co-Chairs Announced!

APAICS is proud to announce that Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and Congressman Mark Takano will join us for APAICS' 27th Annual Awards Gala: AA NHPIs Rising to the Challenge as our Honorary Co-Chairs.

Join us on May 13th at 6:00 PM ET! Our pre-show begins at 5:30 PM ET!

Stay tuned on our website for more information as we release our Gala lineup!

RSVP for our Gala here!


Youth Leadership Academy Application Deadline Fast Approaching

We are just TWO WEEKS away from closing applications for our 2021 Youth Leadership Academy. In partnership with the CloseUP foundation, APAICS engages AAPI high school students in a week-long leadership development training. YLA participants will be immersed in the political process and learn how they can get involved in public service and their AAPI communities.

Our program begins June 21-25th!

To apply for our Youth Leadership Academy, please click here.


One Month Until APAICS'

Legislative Leadership Summit!

We are less than one month away from our Legislative Leadership Series! Over the course of four days from May 10th through the 13th, tune in as subject matter experts, AAPI elected officials, community/corporate leaders, and more discuss various issues affecting our AAPIs and the nation at large.

To register for our Legislative Leadership Series, click here!

Stay tuned to our website here for more information about our panel line up and topics!

View last years Legislative Leadership Series on our YouTube channel here

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